NASG Dispatch 2018 #2 March Articles

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President's Message

Page:
2
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

A message from the president about using new products.

Musings from the Beach

Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The executive vice-president announces that he will not be re-running for this position. The annual car project is changing. Representing the NASG locally must be coordinated. Andy Malette is now the new NASG secretary.

Ideas for Spectacular Bridges

Page:
4
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

The author wants bridges, but didn't want to deal with grades. His layout is only 30" deep. He shares his ideas on how to model them effectively given those constraints. Includes construction photos, final photos, as well as prototype photos.

The Ideal S Layout

Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

The author presents the S-scale version of the 1940s Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company's portable layout to promote their HO-scale structures. Includes the S-scale version track plan.

What's New on the Web Site?

Page:
10
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author thanks the contributors to the web site's content. The web site now has the ability to accept payments for booster ads online, new mini articles have been added, and the new S-scale's History page. The extra section is on which tunnels are available in S-scale today. (related web page)

Freightcar Tack Board

Page:
11
Author:
John Stein
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

Prototype information about tack boards. S-scale placards can be ordered from the Dispatch editor.

News from the North

Page:
15
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

The author had his first locomotive converted to BlueRail's system of Bluetooth-control-via-smart-phone and a custom install of battery power. Yarmouth Models had to pull their 1937 AAR box car kit from the market, but is working on a 1929 outside-braced box car kit to be released by Ridgehill Scale Models. Continued introduction to Calgary modeler Bob Hadlow. The track plan and a photo of Bob are included.

2018 NASG National Convention

Page:
20
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More details and photos of what the upcoming NASG Convention has to offer, including a section on the clinics scheduled to be offered.

A Transcontinental S Gauge Layout

Page:
24
Author:
Dan Malkiewicz
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes his 50'x18' U-shaped layout. The floor-to-ceiling scenery is reminiscent of John Allen's HO-scale layout from the 1950s. Includes several photos of the author's layout (more can be seen in the PDF online version starting on page 33).

A Boxcar Shanty on the Ground

Page:
28
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:

The author built this MOW building from a spare body made by Smoky Mountain Model Works. Includes a couple of photos.

A Truck Painting Mask

Page:
28
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

The author describes the mask he made so that he could paint the freight car wheels and not everything else.

Union Pacific's Arrowedge

Page:
34
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Freight Cars - Intermodal
Description:

The Union Pacific has come out with a new design for containers to make them more aerodynamic. Includes photos of the containers.

Members Models

Page:
35
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Two photos of members' layouts.

Phoenix S Gaugers

Page:
36
Author:
James Ingram
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Photos taken at the Cooke's residence of their layout during a club visit.

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